Armed squatters under the protection of the Israeli army attacked the local population and pelted their homes with stones and empty bottles in Tel Rumeida, wounding several Palestinians, who had to be ta taken to hospital for treatment, according to Wafa, the Palestinian news agency.
On Saturday, hundreds of Israeli squatters massed on Bab al-Zawiya and Beersheba streets in downtown al-Khalil, assaulting Palestinians and their commercial establishments, under the protection of the Occupation army.
The “Israeli settlement” is an Israeli government-backed scheme to steal Palestinian-owned land and implant Israeli squatters on it so as ultimately to annex the Palestinian West Bank and permanently destroy any chance of nationhood and citizenship rights for stateless Palestinians. Al-Khalil, which the Israelis call “Hebron,” is a major Palestinian commercial center responsible for 30% of the Palestinian economy. It has between 160,000 and 200,000 Palestinian inhabitants, along with hundreds of militant Israeli squatters. But it is circumscribed by checkpoints, barriers, even cages, in an attempt to control the indigenous Palestinian majority while their property and autonomy are robbed from them. Some 5 million Palestinians are stateless thralls of the Apartheid Israeli regime, which has them under martial law.